I am considering going (back) into consulting, but have a slight financial problem: a retention bonus.
If I leave my company, I will have to pay back around £20k worth of bonuses due to the clawback clauses my company put in place (don't get me started).
I would be equivalent to manager / senior manager i.e. expecting around £75k salary - however, I don't have the capital to buy-out my bonus.
So my questions: How likely is is that an employer would give me a 'welcome bonus' or similar to help manage the transition? Which firms would be more likely to do this? And how would you suggest I go about approaching the subject with them?
Thanks in advance!